International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
About: International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks is an academic conference. The conference publishes majorly in the area(s): Photonic crystal & Photonics. Over the lifetime, 6483 publication(s) have been published by the conference receiving 23421 citation(s).
Topics: Photonic crystal, Photonics, Optical performance monitoring, Optical fiber, Passive optical network
Papers published on a yearly basis
01 Jan 1999
Abstract: The term photonic crystals appears because of the analogy between electron waves in crystals and the light waves in artificial periodic dielectric structures. During the recent years the investigation of one-, two-and three-dimensional periodic structures has attracted a widespread attention of the world optics community because of great potentiality of such structures in advanced applied optical fields. The interest in periodic structures has been stimulated by the fast development of semiconductor technology that now allows the fabrication of artificial structures, whose period is comparable with the wavelength of light in the visible and infrared ranges.
26 Aug 2016
TL;DR: This paper provides an overview of OWC highlighting the advantages and wide range of application areas of this emerging technology and its potential for high-impact results.
Abstract: This book focuses on optical wireless communications (OWC), an emerging technology with huge potential for the provision of pervasive and reliable next-generation communications networks. It shows how the development of novel and efficient wireless technologies can contribute to a range of transmission links essential for the heterogeneous networks of the future to support various communications services and traffic patterns with ever-increasing demands for higher data-transfer rates. The book starts with a chapter reviewing the OWC field, which explains different sub-technologies (visible-light, ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) communications) and introduces the spectrum of application areas (indoor, vehicular, terrestrial, underwater, intersatellite, deep space, etc.). This provides readers with the necessary background information to understand the specialist material in the main body of the book, which is in four parts. The first of these deals with propagation modelling and channel characterization of OWC channels at different spectral bands and with different applications. The second starts by providing a unified information-theoretic treatment of OWC and then discusses advanced physical-layer methodologies (including, but not limited to: advanced coding, modulation diversity, cooperation and multi-carrier techniques) and the ultimate limitations imposed by practical constraints. On top of the physical layer come the upper-layer protocols and cross-layer designs that are the subject of the third part of the book. The last part of the book features a chapter-by-chapter assessment of selected OWC applications. Optical Wireless Communications is a valuable reference guide for academic researchers and practitioners concerned with the future development of the worlds communication networks. It succinctly but comprehensively presents the latest advances in the field.
03 Jul 2005
Abstract: With recent advances and interest in free space optics (FSO) for commercial deployments, a proper understanding of optical signal propagation in different atmospheric conditions has become essential, and thus arises the need to rationalize the effects of atmospheric channel on terrestrial FSO links. In this paper, we present the preliminary results of our effort to simulate the atmospheric free space terrestrial optical channel with precise mathematical models of the most deterrent attenuators. Attenuations due to fog, rain, snow and scintillation are considered. Thus, the channel model acquired is a first step towards developing a comprehensive model predicting the performance of a terrestrial FSO link operating under natural weather conditions.
13 Dec 2011
TL;DR: It is shown how a suitably low frequency modulation on a continuous wave field induces higher-order modulation instability splitting with the pulse characteristics at different phases of evolution related by a simple scaling relationship.
Abstract: We report theoretical, numerical, and experimental studies of higher-order modulation instability in the focusing nonlinear Schrodinger equation. This higher-order instability arises from the nonlinear superposition of elementary instabilities, associated with initial single breather evolution followed by a regime of complex, yet deterministic, pulse splitting. We analytically describe the process using the Darboux transformation and compare with experiments in optical fiber. We show how a suitably low frequency modulation on a continuous wave field induces higher-order modulation instability splitting with the pulse characteristics at different phases of evolution related by a simple scaling relationship. We anticipate that similar processes are likely to be observed in many other systems including plasmas, Bose-Einstein condensates, and deep water waves.
••02 Jul 2012
TL;DR: It is concluded that for optical channels with additive Gaussian noise the EVM metric is a reliable quality measure and for nondata-aided reception, BER below 0.01 can be estimated from measured EVM.
Abstract: Measuring the quality of optical signals is one of the most important tasks in optical communications. A variety of metrics are available, namely the general shape of the eye diagram, the optical signal-to-noise power ratio (OSNR), the Q-factor as a measure of the eye opening, the error vector magnitude (EVM) that is especially suited for quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) formats, and the bit error ratio (BER). While the BER is the most conclusive quality determinant, it is sometimes difficult to quantify, especially for simulations and off-line processing. We compare various metrics analytically, by simulation, and through experiments. We further discuss BER estimates derived from OSNR, Q-factor and EVM data and compare them to measurements employing six modulation formats at symbol rates of 20 GBd and 25 GBd, which were generated by a software-defined transmitter. We conclude that for optical channels with additive Gaussian noise the EVM metric is a reliable quality measure. For nondata-aided reception, BER below 0.01 can be estimated from measured EVM.
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